Dr. Elias Mpofu
University of North Texas
Rehabilitation and Health Services
(940) 565-4829
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Education

EdD, University of Pretoria, 2010.
Major: Educational Psychology
MSc, University of Zimbabwe, 1999.
Major: Educational Psychology
Dissertation Title: Socio-cultural effects on children's performance on class inclusion tasks
PhD, Univ Of Wisconsin - Madison, 1999.
Major: Rehabilitation Psychology
Dissertation Title: Social acceptance of early adolescents with physical disabilities

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. (May 01, 2000 – Present).

Professional Memberships

Executive Board: -Rehabilitation Psychology, Australian Psychological Society. (January 01, 2009 – Present).

Fellow, Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counselors. (August 01, 2008 – Present).

International Association for Applied Psychology. (January 01, 2006 – Present).

Association for Psychological Science. (January 01, 2005 – Present).

Society for Prevention Research. (January 01, 2005 – Present).

International Representative, National Council on Rehabilitation Education. (January 01, 1996 – Present).

American Psychological Association. (October 01, 1993 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Enabling Health Technologies," UNT Faculty of Faculty Success and College of Engineering, Denton, TX, United States of America. (May 2, 2019April 30, 2024).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
AGER 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 1 course.
HLSR 6200, Research Methods and Design, 1 course.
RHAB 4700, Employment Services, 2 courses.
RHAB 5741, Employment and Career Development, 2 courses.
RHAB 5770, Rehabilitation Research and Program Evaluation, 1 course.
RHAB 6710, Health Disparities and Social Justice, 2 courses.
RHAB 6730, Disability, Health, and Functioning, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

University of Sydney, Research Higher Degree Dissertation Supervision, RHD 9999, Fall 2017.

Non-Credit Instruction

Workshop, College of Health and Public Services, 11. (January 15, 2018May 10, 2018).

Workshop, College of Health and Public Service, 12. (October 01, 2017December 07, 2017).

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Harm Minimisation drug policy implementation efficacy among Australian community based injecting drug users," Other - Outside UNT. (March 01, 2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Post-stroke Depression and Anxiety: Influence on Activities of Daily Living in a Singapore acute Rehabilitation Care Setting," Other - Outside UNT. (March 01, 2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member,"Operational Evidence For The Implementation Of Person-Centered Care (Pcc) Practice At Mikkon Adult Day Health Care Center," Applied Gerontology Aging Program. (July 31, 2018May 31, 2019).

Dissertation Defense Committee Member,"Chronic Homelessness And The Aging Population: Findings In A Homeless Sample From Arkansas," Applied Gerontology Aging Program. (April 30, 2018October 31, 2018).

Awards and Honors

Curriculum Development, American Psychological Association Divisions 1 (Society for General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology). (December 09, 2017November 08, 2018).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Mpofu, E. (2015). Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines.. New York: NY: Springer.
Book Chapter
Carey, C. D., Mpofu, E. D. (2019). Exploring Positive Psychological Interventions as Race, Gender and Disability Intersect. Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions. 19. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-20583-6_11
Mpofu, E., Moore, A., Ingman, S., Mhaka-Mutepfa, M. (2018). "Foster to be fostered": Carer grandparents of sub-Saharan Africa. Grandparents in cultural context.. 245-268. NY, NY: Springer:.
Mpofu, E., Mpofu, N. (2018). Assessment. Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling. 201-220. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J., Craig, A., Heasley, S. (2018). Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural and Remote Australasia. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings. 335-352. Springer International Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64786-9_18
Mpofu, E., Chireshe, R., Mpofu, J. (2018). Inclusive education in Zimbabwe. Johannesburg, South Africa: Van Schaik.
Ntinda, K., Mpofu, E., Dunbar-Krige, H., Makuane, R. (2018). Community Based Rehabilitation for Inclusive Social Development in Southern Africa.. Disability and Social Inclusion Development in Southern Africa. Disability and Social Inclusion Development in Southern Africa(1st), 171-183. Cheltenham: UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.google.com/search?q=Community+based+rehabilitation+for+inclusive+social+development+in+Southern+Africa.+In+T.+Chataika+(Ed.).+Disability+and+Social+Inclusion+Development+in+Southern+Africa.+UK:+Edward+Elgar+Publishing&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjom5absrDfAhVWVH0KHUXuDIIQ7Al6BAgAEBE&biw=1440&bih=791
Mpofu, E., Levers, L. L., Makuwira, J., Mpofu, K., Mamboleo, G. (2017). Community-Based Rehabilitation for Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa. 335-345. Springer New York. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7328-6_18
Mpofu, E., Dune, T. M., Evans, D., Sullivan, G. (2017). Queering multicultural education. 275-290. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Dune, T., Mpofu, E. (2017). Understanding Sexuality and Disability: Using Interpretive Hermeneutic Phenomenological Approaches. Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. 1-21. Springer Singapore. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_130-1
Mpofu, E., Bracken, B. A., Vijver, F. v., Saklofske, D. H. (2017). Teaching about Intelligence, Concept Formation, and Emotional Intelligence. Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology. Advances in Cultural Psychology(1st), 281-296. Charlotte, NC:. https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Internationalizing-the-Teaching-of-Psychology
Mpofu, E., Madden, R., Madden, R., Peterson, D. B., Gitchel, W. D. (2016). Advances in rehabilitation and health assessments. 244-255. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., van der Merwe, K., Ntinda, K. (2016). African perspectives of personality psychology. 32-46. Cape Town: Oxford.
Mpofu, E. (2016). The Evolution of quality of life perspectives in the developing world.. 175-180. Washington DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.
Mpofu, E., Baghbanian, A., Bickenbach, J., Brooks, J. (2015). Community oriented health services: History, frameworks, nature and significance.. Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines. 1-15. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Harley, D., Scanlan, J., Umeasiegbu, V., Mpofu, N. (2015). Disability Social Inclusion and Community Health. Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines. 207-222. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E. (2015). Family Assessments in Rehabilitation Service Provision.. Families in Rehabilitation Counseling: A Community-Based Rehabilitation Approach. 251-266. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Saklofse, D. H., van der Vijver, F. J., Suzuki, L. (2015). Intelligence and culture: History and assessment. Handbook of intelligence: Evolutionary theory, historical perspective and current concepts. 341-366. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Oakland, T., Maree, J. G., Seeco, E. G. (2015). Locality, observability and community action (LOCUM) in test development and use in emerging education settings.. Handbook of international development and education. 326-342. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Mpofu, E., Lam, M., Mpofu, N., Johnson, E. E., Evans, D. W. (2015). Monitoring and evaluation of community oriented health services. Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines. 117-133. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E. (2015). Multicultural rehabilitation counseling: Optimizing success with diversity. Counseling theories and techniques for rehabilitation and mental health professions. 417-441. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Mackey, M., Hossain, Z. S., Cordier, R., Millington, M., Wilkes-Gillian, S. (2015). Pedagogical Techniques in the Health Sciences. The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. 271-278. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Mpofu, E., Cummings, R., Machina, M. (2015). Quality of community life indicators. Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines. 165-181. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Ruhode, N., Mhaka-Mutepfa, M., Mapfumo, J. (2015). Resilience among Zimbabwean youths with orphanhood. Youth resilience and culture. 67-79. New York, NY: Springer.
Mpofu, E., Baghbanian, A., Hossain, Z. (2015). What Matters in Community Oriented Health Services. Community oriented health services: Practices across disciplines. 345-349. New York, NY:: Springer.
Journal Article
Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. A., Rafe, C., Belshaw, S. H. (2018). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Efficacy for Reducing Recidivism Rates of Moderate- and High-Risk Sexual Offenders: A Scoping Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 62(1), 170-186.
Le, J., Dorstyn, D., Mpofu, E., Prior, E., Tully, P. J. (2018). Health-related quality of life in coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis mapped against the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.. Quality of Life Research. 27(10), 2491–2503. Cham: Springer. https://link.springer.com/journal/11136/27/10/page/1
Moore, A. R., Amey, F., Mpofu, E. (2018). Determinants of supports for government involvement in obesity control among American adults..
Fromont, A., Godin, I., Mpofu, E., Casini, A. (2018). For a South-relevant psychometric. Psychotherapy. 1(3), 1-3. New York, NY: Crimson Publishers. https://crimsonpublishers.com/pprs/fulltext/PPRS.000517.php
Mpofu, E. (2018). How religion frames health norms: A structural theory approach. Religions. 9(4), 119-129. Basel: MDPI. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions
Catalano, D., Mpofu, E., Holloway, L. (2018). Mental Health Interventions for Parent Carers of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines from a Critical Interpretive Synthesis (CIS) Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(2), 23. MDPI. www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph
Ke, L., Mason, R. S., Mpofu, E., Vingren, J. L., Li, Y., Graubard, B. I., Brock, K. (2017). Hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors are associated with vitamin D deficiency in an urban Chinese population: A short report. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 173, 286-291.
Raffaele, M., Mpofu, E., Smith-Merry, J., Mackey, M. (2017). Men with Adult Onset Epileptic Seizures: Their Coping Strategies and Sense of Subjective Wellbeing following Elective Neurosurgery. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 23(1), 19-36.
Fang, Y., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2017). Reducing depressive or anxiety symptoms in post-stroke patients: Pilot trial of a constructive integrative psychosocial intervention.. Other. 11(4), 53-58.
Hallfors, D. D., Iritani, B. J., Zhang, L., Hartman, S., Luseno, W. K., Mpofu, E., Rusakaniko, S. (2016). 'I thought if I marry the prophet I would not die': The significance of religious affiliation on marriage, HIV testing, and reproductive health practices among young married women in Zimbabwe. Other. 13(1), 178-187.
Belshaw, S. H., Mpofu, E., Rafe, C., Athanasou, J. (2016). Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Efficacy for Reducing Recidivism Rates of Sexual Offenders: A Scoping Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
Resiak, D., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2016). Drug Treatment Policy in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Literature Review. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 41(1), 3-13.
Mpofu, E. (2016). Follower-Centric Influences on Sexual Decision Making in a Pentecostal Church Faith Community. Religions. 7(6), .
Mpofu, E., Mhaka-Mutepfa, M., Hunter, C., Cumming, R. (2016). Personal and social resourcing of resourcing of everyday health and wellbeing among Zimbabwean grandparents in carer roles. 6(3), 51-64.
Ntinda, K., Mpofu, E., Bender, B., Moagi, S. (2015). Botswana school child parents: their personal and community relationships contexts for counselling. British Journal of Guidance & Counseling. 43(5), 546-558.
Mpofu, E., Dune, T. (2015). Evaluating person-centered measures to understand sexuality with Cerebral Palsy: Procedures and applications. 3(4), 144-155.
Mhaka-Mutepfa, M., Mpofu, E., Cumming, R. (2015). Impact of Protective Factors on Resilience of Grandparent Carers Fostering Orphans and Non-Orphans in Zimbabwe. Journal of Aging and Health. 27(3), 454-479.
Madden, R. H., Glozier, N., Fortune, N., Dyson, M., Gilroy, J., Bundy, A., Llewellyn, G., Salvador-Carulla, L., Lukersmith, S., Mpofu, E., Madden, R. (2015). In Search of an Integrative Measure of Functioning. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 12(6), 5815-5832.
Mpofu, E. (2015). Teacher-reported quality of schooling indicators in Botswana primary schools: an exploratory study. 33(1), 126-139.
Mpofu, E., Galassi, A., Athanasou, J. (2015). Therapeutic community treatment of an inmate population with substance-use disorders: Post-release trends in re-arrest, reincarceration, and drug misuse relapse.. International Journal of Environmental Research. 12, 7059-7072.
Mpofu, E., Bond, K., Millington, M. (2015). Treating women with genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder: Influences ofpatient agendas on help-seeking. 2(4), 1033-1041.
Ke, L., Mason, R. S., Mpofu, E., Dibley, M., Li, Y., Brock, K. E. (2015). Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone status in a representative population living in Macau, China.. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 148, 261-8.
Review
Dorstyn, D., Black, R., Mpofu, E., Kneebone, I. (2017). Utilizing the ICF to Understand Depressive Symptomology in Multiple Sclerosis: An Exploratory Systematic Review. Rehabilitation Psychology. 62(2), 143-164.
Mpofu, E., Craig, A., Millington, M., Murphy, G., Dorstyn, D. (2015). Return to Work Practices and Research with Spinal Cord Injury: An Australian Perspective. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 21(1), 65-76.
Galassi, A., Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J. (2015). Therapeutic Community Treatment of an Inmate Population with Substance Use Disorders: Post-Release Trends in Re-Arrest, Re-Incarceration, and Drug Misuse Relapse. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 12(6), 7059-7072.
Ke, L., Mason, R. S., Kariuki, M., Mpofu, E., Brock, K. E. (2015). Vitamin D status and hypertension: a review. Other. 8, 13-35.

Presentations Given

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), Adler, J. (Author & Presenter), Dorstyn, D. (Coordinator/Organizer), Craig, A. (Discussant), Australian Psychological Society, Domestic bliss aids rehabilitation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches to studying daily living activities and couples attachment, Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group, Sydney, Australia. (20182018).

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), Resiak, D. (Author & Presenter), Australian Psychological Society, implementation efficacy among Australian community based injecting drug users, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. (20182018).

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), Boitumelo, D. (Author & Presenter), Nsamenang, S. (Author & Presenter), Serpell, R. (Author & Presenter), Petersen, A. (Chair), Zimmer-Gembeck, M. (Discussant), 25th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Development, Cultural scripting of developmental tasks by children from sub-Saharan Africa, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia, Australia. (20182018).

Mpofu, E. (Chair), Levers, L. L. (Co-Chair), LeBlanc, J. (Author & Presenter), Catalano, D. (Author & Presenter), Keegan, J. (Author & Presenter), Yaeda, J. (Author & Presenter), Athanasou, J. (Author & Presenter), Ntinda, K. (Discussant), International Congress of Applied Psychology, Personal Resourcing for Health Recovery and Sustenance with Trauma Experience: Realist Research Approaches in Diverse Settings, Canadian Psychological Society and International Association for Applied Psychology, Quebec, Montreal, Canada. (20182018).

Fang, Y. (Author & Presenter), Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), Athanasou, J. (Author & Presenter), 16th National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Constructive Psychosocial Treatment Efficacy for Poststroke Depressive or Anxiety Symptoms: Preliminary Evidence, NCRE, Newport Beach, CA, United States of America. (20182018).

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), First African Positive Psychology Conference, Faithful health: Constructing well-being with religious followers, International Conference on Happiness Studies, Potchefstrom. South Africa, South Africa. (20182018).

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), 1st Pan African Psychology Conference, Developing psychometric tests for use in emerging country settings, Psychological Society of South Africa, American Psychological Association, International Union of Psychological Science, Durban, South Africa, South Africa. (20172017).

Mpofu, E. (Chair), Catalano, D. (Author & Presenter), LeBlanc, J. (Author & Presenter), Lopez, L. (Author & Presenter), Fang, Y. (Author & Presenter), Lackland, D. S. (Author & Presenter), 31st International Congress of Psychology, • Personal factors in health and wellbeing, International Congress of Psychology, International Union of Psychological Science, Yokohama, Japan, Japan. (20162016).

Yorke, K. L. (Author & Presenter), Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), Frain, M. (Author & Presenter), 16th National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Risk Factors for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among emergency rehabilitation care services workers, NCRE, Newport Beach, CA, United States of America. (20162016).

Mpofu, E. (Author & Presenter), 4th International Conference on Community and University Engagement, Community engaged health sciences teaching, Australian College of Applied Psychology, a Navitas College, and Universiti Sains Malaysia., Gold Coast, Australia, Australia. (20152015).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Mohanty, S. (Principal), Kougianos, E. (Co-Principal), Mpofu, E. (Co-Principal), "Easy-Med: Interdisciplinary Training in Security, Privacy-Assured Internet of Medical Things," Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $247373 Funded. (September 2019August 2022).
Mpofu, E. (Principal), Ramisetty-Mikler, S. (Co-Principal), "Interpersonal Relationships in Resilient Families with Non-Resident Fathers," Sponsored by The Lewis Foundation, Private, $19000 Funded. (October 31, 2018September 30, 2020).
Mpofu, E. (Principal), "Father-Child Relationship Re-engagement Predispositions with Children with Neurodevelopmental Disability under Child Protective Services," Sponsored by Office of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas, $7000 Funded. (October 31, 2018August 31, 2020).
Sponsored Research
Mpofu, E., "Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities," Sponsored by Rehabilitation Services Administration, Federal, $50000 Funded. (October 01, 2015September 01, 2020).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Presidential Early Career Researcher Award. (January 01, 2018 – Present).

Chairperson, Tenure and Promotion Committee. (October 01, 2017 – Present).

Program Coordinator, PhD in Health Services Research. (September 01, 2017December 31, 2018).

Chairperson, Head of Discipline. (July 07, 2008July 31, 2017).

Other, Academic Board Member. (January 01, 2012December 01, 2015).

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member, American Psychological Association, Washington DC, DC. (January 01, 2012 – Present).

Other, The Royal Australian College of Physicians, Sydney, NSW. (January 01, 2012 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, American Psychological Association, Washington DC, DC. (January 01, 2009 – Present).

Editor, Journal Editor, Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, Cambridge, UK. (July 08, 2008 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Thousand Oaks, CA. (January 01, 2008 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Rehabilitation Education, Policy and Research, NY, NY. (January 01, 2007 – Present).

Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Psychology in Africa, Oxford, UK. (January 01, 2004 – Present).

Board of Directors, Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne, Victoria. (January 1, 2010November 30, 2019).

Editor, Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland. (October 31, 2018September 30, 2019).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Study Panel Member, Bethesda, MD. (May 15, 2018May 27, 2018).

Other, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (May 01, 2012October 31, 2015).